Get to know '13 Iron Chef contestants tonight at meet-and-greet

2013-05-30T14:14:00Z 2014-05-28T12:14:43Z Get to know '13 Iron Chef contestants tonight at meet-and-greetCathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Some of Tucson's most inspiring chefs will face off in the 2013 Iron Chef Tucson competition in July.

Get a sneak peak at the competition tonight during the "Meet The Chefs" event at Lodge on the Desert, 306 N. Alvernon Way.

It's from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the cost is $5 per couple or $3 per person.All proceeds benefit the Tucson Advertising Federation Educational Foundation.

In addition to meeting the chefs, you can sample their artistry and vote on your faves.

This year's contenders: Chef Jesse Bright, Social House Kitchen & Pub; Chef Michael Bujold, The Steakhouse at Desert Diamond Casino; Chef Armando Duarte, Royal Cafe; Chef August Ench, Dakota Cafe; Chef Tyler Fenton, chef/owner Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink; Chef David Ferrara,Fire & Spice at Sheraton; Chef Wendy Gauthier, chef/owner Chef Chic; Chef Redman Jarrell, V Modern Thai; Chef Michael McCord, RJ's Replays; Chef Guillermo Ortiz, Sam-Witches and Such; Chef Brittany Palmer, Agustin Brasserie; Chef Pascual Rodriguez, Agave at Desert Diamond Casino; Chef Frederick Truong, Linh-Nam Chinese Restaurant; and two-time reigning champ Chef Ryan Clark, Lodge on the Desert.

Click here to read their bios. The Iron Chef competition will be July 6 and 7 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.

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